Here are a few of my illustrations that were on display at SOHA Studio and Gallery's annual Holiday Gift Show this past December. I always enjoy visiting this show, and usually come away with several new treasures. December's show featured a collection of wearables, ornaments, housewares, and art by over sixty St. Louis makers. Thank you to those of you who supported local St. Louis artists!
Our cuddly sloth is quite content hanging out on your wall! Available for adoption in our shop.
Perched on your wall, these two brothers wonder when they can leave the nest. Let your goofy friends add a little silliness to each day! This is an original watercolor and pen illustration on watercolor paper. View this piece in our shop.
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A cute baby giraffe with the text "Welcome Little One". Customizable inside text reads, "Love, laughter and joy are on the way! Happy baby shower." A fun way to present your baby shower gift. View this card and more in our Zazzle shop!
Follow the story of a curious snail who travels through some mushrooms. When he spots a kite in the sky, he goes to investigate. Finding a kite on the ground, he wonders what it is and climbs aboard. When the kite takes off, the snail is frightened but eventually learns to enjoy his adventure! This picture book is great for allowing a young reader to imagine and narrate his or her own story along with the illustrations.
-Book size: 8" by 6".
-28 pages, professional trade paperback bound book.
-Original illustrations were created with watercolor, pen & colored pencil.
Artist: Melissa (Rohr) Gindling
Artwork © 2016 by Melissa (Rohr) Gindling.
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Here's a new illustration for the season: a holiday deer in snow! This festive watercolor can be found on a variety of new products, including greeting cards, gift tags, a stationery set, and postage stamps. View more in our shop.
Quite often I'm asked how I create my illustrations, so here's a little project you can try at home.
Begin with a blank sheet of watercolor paper. One of the most important things for me is the correct type of paper. A high quality watercolor paper is needed for the paint/water to cooperate. Here, I'm using Canson's cold press watercolor paper. For larger and more finished projects, it's wonderful to experiment with the other high-quality papers found at Blick and other art stores. I've torn off a little piece about 5.5 x 4" for this project.
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